com·​mu·​nal·​i·​ty | \ ˌkäm-yu̇-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce communality (audio) \
plural communalities

Definition of communality

1 : communal state or character
2 : a feeling of group solidarity

Examples of communality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who has been part of the electronic dance scene knows that its heart lies in communality and physical closeness. The Economist, "Dancing, in the dark “Electronic” shows a dancefloor culture on indefinite pause," 14 Aug. 2020 But now, that sense of communality has disappeared. Judith Graham, CNN, "Distress in seniors surges amid coronavirus pandemic," 25 May 2020 This sense of communality, which led her to be one of Ireland’s finest poets, was essentially a woman’s feeling. The Economist, "Visions in the ordinary Eavan Boland died on April 27th," 14 May 2020 Neuman, who grew up partly in a kibbutz, had dazzled private investors with his vision of creating workspaces that foster communality and cater to the overall well-being of its members. Washington Post, "WeWork co-founder pushed aside in $5B SoftBank takeover," 23 Oct. 2019 The oppressive communality of the open plan has fueled the backlash, as has constant connectedness. Elizabeth Anne Hartman, WSJ, "The Open-Floor-Plan Backlash: How Family Members Are Escaping Each Other," 17 Aug. 2017 Elevate your own value system above any sense of communality and others will do the same. Jon Mooallem, WIRED, "I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right?," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of communality

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Aug 2020

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“Communality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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